Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo surprised the University of Central Florida Listening Center with a donation on Dec. 15. He presented this gift, which was made possible through the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award, in a surprise ceremony at the center’s location. It will be used to assist the UCF Listening Center with programs that serve families and children who have hearing loss. Oladipo’s sister became deaf in second grade, which is why the organization is so close to his heart.
The UCF Listening Center offers access to listening and spoken language services as early as possible in a child’s development and also provides a unique opportunity for future speech-language pathologists to gain experience in working with children with hearing loss and their families. Oladipo was named co-winner of the 2014-15 Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award at the OMYF Gala last March due to his off-the-court efforts of enhancing the lives of others. He will announce the organization for his remaining donation at a later date.